The first and most important step in astrology is to know about the role of planets for each ascendant, in other words one need to determine the functional role of palents for each ascendant i.e benefic and malefic.
So this guide will help you with that and once you masterit, i guess it will be easy for you to gauge the effects of planets for each ascendant.
Planets acts on humans with two types of significations one is static which is applicable to all like Venus signifies luxury, pleasure, marriage and is universally applicable to each of us.
Then planets also have modified significations which they acquire due to their lordship of houses which differs from ascendant to ascendant.
For example, Venus due to its lordship over malefic houses 3rd & 8th for Pisces ascendant gives bad results during its period. Here though Venus is a natural benefic, but for Pisces ascendant it will act as a negative planet and will disturb signification of the house, where it is sitting or aspecting.
These significations of planets are dynamic and changes from ascendant to ascendant due to their lordship over houses.
Planets always keep their static signification with them no matter which houses they are ruling in your horoscope.
They always carry their inherent qualities negative or positive along with dynamic.
Mars is a malefic planet but for Pisces, but is equivalent to yogakarka provided Mars is strong.
” for any planet its necessary for them to be strong, so that they can protect their significations and can provide good results as per their natural & dynamic significations”
For Pisces natives, Mars rules over auspicious 9th and neutral 2nd house. Here if Mars is sitting in ascendant then Mars will give some short temper which is its natural signification, along with that mars will provide good luck, moral values, self-made wealth and all other good attributes of 2nd & 9th house.
Before moving on to the role of planets for various ascendants it is necessary to know what our seers have said in this regard.
This article particularly is based on B.P.H.S. Since the role of planets as per their lordship is dealt in it thoroughly it’s best to follow what Sage Parashar have said in it.
As per Parashar :
1.Ascendant, 5th and 9th lords are auspicious for all Ascendants.
2.Benefics owing Kendra’s tend to loose their benefic qualities but they don’t behave exactly like a malefic, till they are associated with other malefic houses or their lords.
3.Malefic owing Kendra houses tend to loose their malefic tendency but they don’t behave like a complete auspicious planet unless they are associated with benefic houses or their lords.
4.Lord of 11th, 6th and 3rd houses are most malefic in decreasing order.
5.Lord of 2nd, 8th and 12th house acts as neutral.
6.Lord of 2nd, 8th and 12th houses when simultaneously lords over 3rd, 6th and 12th, then they acts as the most malefic planet for that Ascendant.
For example, Mars rules over 3rd & 8th house for Virgo Ascendant and is termed as most malefic planets for Virgo Ascendant.
Same way Saturn rules over 2nd and 3rd house for Sagittarius Ascendant and acts as a malefic planet for them
For Scorpio ascendants, Mercury rules over 8th and 11th houses and acts as a most malefic planet.
7.For a planet to act as a benefic or auspicious, its mooltrikone sign should fall on 1st, 5th or 9th house.